Nikon has added two new cameras to its line-up: the Coolpix A1000 stylish and compact high-power zoom model with a built-in electronic viewfinder, and the Coolpix B600 compact digital camera that comes equipped with a high-performance 60× optical zoom NIKKOR lens.
The A1000's electronic viewfinder supports 35× optical zoom, and the camera comes equipped with a 35× optical zoom lens that covers a range of equivalent focal lengths - from the wide-angle 24 mm to the super-telephoto 840 mm (Dynamic Fine Zoom further expands the zoom ratio to 70×). This allows you to easily enjoy super-telephoto photography that delivers images with sharp and clear resolution.
Supporting a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400, the 16MP camera is also equipped with a lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function for still-image shooting, and hybrid vibration reduction (VR) for movie recording that is effective even when recording 4K UHD movies. The camera's Active D-Lighting function reduces the loss of details in highlights and shadows in high-contrast situations such as backlit scenes. The function can be applied to both still images and movies. Additionally, photos can be captured in RAW (NRW) format, which allows you to process and edit images according to your own artistic preferences and intent without compromising image quality.
It comes with an approximately 1166k-dot equivalent electronic viewfinder with an eye sensor, a 3-inch, approximately 1,036k-dot tilting TFT LCD monitor with a touch screen, Snap-back zoom button and Side zoom control, as well as four exposure modes (P/S/A/M). The camera is also compatible with SnapBridge, an application that provides support for the automatic download and sharing of high-quality images using smart devices with the app. This uses built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology.
The 35× optical zoom NIKKOR lens covers the wide-angle 24 mm to super-telephoto 840 mm range of focal lengths (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm  format). With Dynamic Fine Zoom, sharpness is preserved throughout the digital zoom range, which can be expanded up to 70×, or a focal length equivalent to approximately 1680 mm (in 35mm  format). Additionally, the A1000 is equipped with a macro close-up mode for shooting as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.) to the lens at the maximum wide-angle position.
Other features include an MF peaking function that highlights areas in focus to make manual focusing easier (for still-image photography); and 20 creative modes that support the application of preferred effects to photos (for still-image photography).
Nikon's Coolpix A1000 will be available in February for an MSRP of $699.95.
Meanwhile, the Coolpix B600 (February; $479.95) is equipped with a high-performance 60× optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a range of equivalent focal lengths beginning at wide-angle 24mm and ending at super-telephoto 1440mm (Dynamic Fine Zoom further expands the zoom ratio to 120×).
The 16MP camera supports a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400, and its combination of backside illumination CMOS sensor and EXPEED high-performance image-processing engine captures superior still and video quality, even at high sensitivities.
The camera also comes with 19 scene modes, as well as a Creative mode that offers a total of 36 different effects. There are functions that make it easier to use as a high-power zoom model and ensure increased operability, such as a Snap-back zoom button and Side zoom control, as well as a shooting mode dial that enables immediate switching between frequently used shooting modes. It is also SnapBridge compatible, so high-quality images can be automatically downloaded to a smart device for easy sharing via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
With a compact body, the B600 is equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) mechanism capable of reducing the effects of camera shake to the same degree as would a 3.0-stop increase in shutter speed with still-image photography, and 4-axis Hybrid VR that effectively reduces blur with movie recording. This allows you to capture sharp photos and movies with noticeably less blur, even at the maximum telephoto position and in dark or dimly lit surroundings.
Additionally, the camera has a mode dial for easily applying one of the 10 most frequently used shooting modes by simply rotating the dial to the appropriate icon; a Pre-focus function that is effective with zooming and shooting in dark or dimly lit surroundings due to the camera always focusing automatically; Target finding AF, where you simply points the camera at the intended subject and the camera automatically predicts and focuses on it; recording of 1080/60i (50i) and 1080/30p Full HD movies with stereo sound; short movie show that allows you to easily create a movie up to 30 seconds in length from multiple movie clips; support for the ML-L7 Remote Control, which is capable of a variety of operations over a Bluetooth connection to the camera; and adoption of the EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion battery, which can be charged while inserted in the camera, over a USB connection.